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Job Information RESEARCH STUDY ASSISTANT $14.43 - $19.06/Hour Company Information
Contact Name Diaz, Lynn
Contact Email [email protected]
Since 12-12-1861
Job Information
Job Type Full-Time
Salary Range Per Hour
Category Other Research
Sub Category
Shift Morning
Posted 06-09-2016
Minimum Education College
Degree Title Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience 2 Year
Work Permit
Required Travel
Job Status
Job Status Sourcing
Start Publishing 06-09-2016
No of Jobs 1
Stop Publishing 06-09-2019


This is a TEMPORARY/HOURLY, PART-TIME position. Work Schedule/Hours To Be Determined. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through September of 2017.


The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.


The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington is the third largest department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 515 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic Psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department’s highly competitive residency training programs in Psychiatry and Psychology train the next generation of Mental Health Professionals and Researchers. The Department’s robust research portfolio totals about $30 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from basic and clinical neurosciences to treatment development, health services research, and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, Services for High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma. The Department is also developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.


The department has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary/Hourly Research Study Assistant.


The employee in this position will provide research support and work closely with the Principal Investigator and Project Manager in implementation of two five-year NIH funded studies on young adults. Our longitudinal study exploring young adults’ life experiences, transitions, and health behaviors, has finished recruitment and is monitoring retention. Participants are involved for three years with two years of monthly surveys and one additional survey in Year 3. Just beginning , the other study explores the experiences young adults have when they drink alcohol and use marijuana. This study includes a pilot study and a longitudinal study with an in-person session in our local lab and IVR and web-based assessments over three years.


The research study assistant plays a key role in supporting the Principal Investigator and Project Manager in implementing our research studies.



Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.


Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.


A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.





  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant academic area AND one year of experience as a Research Study Assistant; OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Knowledge of young adult and drinking and/or marijuana use literature.
  • Experience in preparation of posters and manuscripts.
  • Two years of college-level course work in a relevant academic area AND one yearof appropriate experience OR equivalent education/experience.
  • Advanced computer skills using a range of software programs including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
  • Comfortable talking with participants over the phone.
  • Experience working with research participants.
  • Experience with recruitment and retention communications to participants.




Preferred Skills


Essential Job Functions Include the Following: 

  • Assist with the preparation of recruiting materials; which includes preparing handouts, how social media will be utilized, creating and writing social media and emails.
  • Conduct recruitment and retention communications to participants; this may be done via phone, email and in person conversations.
  • Make appointments with participants via email and/or phone.
  • Ensure participants have reminder communications of scheduled appointment including providing directions to the lab and parking or bus information.
  • Supervise process with undergraduate research assistants during recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Run sessions with participants.
  • Assist with the programming and testing of data collection survey software.
  • Assist with subject payments for participation.
  • Document study materials including measures binders.
  • Assist in preparing materials for presentation for Project Manager and Principal Investigator.
  • Using internet and research binders conduct literature searches on relevant topics.
  • Perform other administrative/clerical tasks.
  • Perform related duties as required.


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